Paperwork Date: January 2, 2019 Posted by: Will Category: Music Licensing Download This Info Yearly Setup for Commercial Broadcasters Download the Minimum Fee SOA form from the Sound Exchange Commercial Webcaster page for the year you are enrolling. Fill out the form. If you are making a payment within Licensee Direct after submission, you may email a signed PDF copy of the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would rather mail it, mail to: SoundExchange, Inc. P.O. Box 75202 Baltimore, MD 21275 Here are some helpful hints: Name of Service will be your company name Fill out Lines 3-5 if you are enrolling one station; or page 3 for multiple stations and check the box above Line 3 Check the Transmission Types that applies to the station(s) you are listing on the form: 'AM/FM', 'Internet only', or 'Both' Check 'Nonsubscription transmission' Minimum Fee Webcaster This applies to FCC licensed AM or FM stations ONLY who do not exceed the $500 yearly minimum fee per station/channel (which would be around 23K performances per month as of 2018). Any station new to reporting can start out filing quarterly ROUs until they exceed the yearly minimum to give them an idea if it will be an option moving forward. This really only affects 24/7 syndication stations and others who cannot or have not connected automation. In that case, we need 2 week's worth of appropriate logs. Statement of Accounts (SOA) and Report of Use (ROU) SOA This report is the total number of performances for the month. That number is calculated in our Customer Control Panel, if we have your song data. SOA is submitted to the Licensee Direct Portal. Your company will need a login from SoundExchange to access this portal. Previously broadcasters were able to submit a Microsoft Excel version of the SOA, but this is no longer an option (as of 2018). Using Licensee Direct ROU The ROU will be emailed to the address you specify when you run the report from our Customer Control Panel. As long you have accurately filled out the necessary information and checked your song data, this email comes to them totally ready to go and no modifications need to be made. You can forward the email you receive from our Customer Control Panel directly to SoundExchange at email@example.com If you would rather submit via the Licensee Direct Portal, save the attachment from the email, unzip, and upload the text file.